Queer Futures Writing Lab meets online every last Sunday of the month 17:00 - 19:00 CET

Sessions are broken into two parts:
part a - opening exercise and collective writing
part b - dialogue and optional continuation of writing

This is a loose structure that adapts to the participants of each session.

Opening exercises are presented on a rotating basis of volunteers from the QF community - please contact us if you’d like to host an exercise!

For 2023, we have organized the year into 4 quarters - each representing a stage in the water cycle process (Collection - Evaporation - Precipitation - Condensation). Within each quarter, monthly sessions are assigned a juxtaposing theme which serves as the guiding concept for the writing exercises. 

[Read more about why we chose to focus on the water cycle here]. 

︎ Collection
January :

In this phase all the water is being channelled from streams, into rivers, into estuaries, finally gathering in the ocean. As we flow through gradually expanding channels, pace and directionality varies. We begin the year by exploring the arrow of time as we pass into the new year caught in the dizzying crossfire between future and past.

Here/ There

As we enter further into our new cycle, our community is gathering from our respective streams beginning to mix into one larger body of water. We meet eachother in this collective reservoir where borders become blurry and our collective input becomes mixed in the tides of the ocean.

December: Forward/Backwards

Our now liquid bodies begin the journey of coming together once more. In the narrowest of creeks, directionality is contested. Are we moving forwards or backwards? As we prepare to enter into a new year, our foresight becomes unidirectional, looking to the future with a backwards gaze. 
March: Motion/Stillness

As the sun heats the ocean, the water begins to change state. Molecules become excited and entropy begins to rise as the liquid becomes gaseous. As our collective body begins to heat, we explore motion and vibration in preparation for changing states.

April: Virtual/Physical

Passed into a gaseous configuration we now explore the air where our presence and physicality is called into question. We are real, yet virtually invisible.


And finally, our molecules become dispersed through the atmosphere, plucking order from the chaos of their journey through air. 

︎ Condensation


From our journey through gas we begin our next transition into humidity once more. Our molecules begin to coalesce, as we search
for each other in the margins between ourselves and the other.

July: Transparent/Opaque

Caught in the fogginess of a condensing cloud we explore clarity and visibility, searching for the blurry distortion that takes place in this in-between.

August: In/Out
In this state, our edges become more defined yet are still contested. We search for this dysfunctional membrane together.

︎ Precipitation


We have gathered and formed throughout the year, becoming heavier and denser with all the mass we have collected. As we become aqueous, our hydroponic tension causes molecules to become sticky and droplets form. We pull each other in, forming micro communities that are in constant reconfiguration as we submit to gravity.

October: Natural/Artificial

But all this time, h20 hasn’t been the only thing gathering in our gaseous airborne hubs. We are the formation of many toxins released from human activity. As we turn to rain, the sytheticness of our bodies is examined, asking where the limits of our naturalness lies.


As we come to land together, we examine high and low in relation to technological progres